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Phutureprimitive is the moniker of Bay Area producer and songwriter Rain. Early childhood photos reveal Rain sitting at the piano plinking keys, grinning from ear to ear… a true sign of things to come. Continuing his early fascination with music, Rain was later drawn to electronic music, inspired by its ability to combine the best of organically played instruments and the synthetic pleasures of sounds more exotic to the human ear. After beginning a DJ career in the 90s, Rain began incorporating the music he was making in his home studio into his DJ sets. That was all it took to trigger a full-blown love affair with electronic music and the process of its creation... and Phutureprimitive was born.
Phutureprimitive's music is singular and unique in its approach. Lush melodies drift across intricate rhythms, groove heavy beats and warm, fuzzy bass lines. Often exploring a dark and dense palette, his music also manages to convey a sense of tranquility and beauty, engaging the listener into hypnotic movement and often escalating into a full-on kinetic experience. Shimmering with cinematic qualities, his music ultimately speaks to the body, mind and soul.
With a new collection of songs released in two parts titled Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places, released Fall 2014 and Fall 2015, takes ideas from his previous releases and supercharges them with hard-hitting dance floor appeal, while maintaining the depth and prowess this trusted producer is so well known. For the two-part release, Rain dropped his first official music video, “Lucid Dream,” collaboration with multi-media production team Vinton Depiction & Michael Miller, the animation/visual effects creators behind NBC’s “Grimm.” Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places Part 1 & 2 were recorded in Rain’s home studio in the Bay and released on his imprint, Native Harmonix Records, and is available on iTunes, Spotify and at www.phutureprimitive.com
Bluetech is a Psybient DJ/producer who creates a varied selection of downtempo music. Bluetech's music is very diverse, even for a psybient artist. He places significant emphasis on melody in his productions, and his works often demonstrate an influence from Dub and Ambient Techno.
Although Bluetech's music includes some "organic" samples, it is created mostly using digital synthesizers and production software, giving a very "Digital" quality to it, much like the Glitch inspired sounds of Shulman, who has also released albums through Aleph Zero Records.
Crawling behind his living room soundsystem listening to classical music with headphones on when he was 4, was when he first fell in love with music. He left his body and traveled through the landscapes of sound. It all began with a piano.
His music continually grows. He’s come full circle in many ways, with new releases this year having a strong ambient quality to them that is reminiscent of his early work. It has evolved though; the musical geometries unfold in different ways, and move in different directions.